Recall Words

Discussion in 'Off-Topic & Chit Chat' started by kassidybc, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. kassidybc Experienced Member

    We just started Susan Garrett's course Recallers, and she wants us to use a recall cue that we haven't used before. I already poisoned "come", "here", and "com'ere". Any ideas of other words? I'm not a creative type, I need you creative folks to help! :p

  2. running_dog Honored Member

    I use a particular light tone of Zac's name, and lengthen the vowel, "Za-ac".
    It works for us!
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  3. running_dog Honored Member

    You could use "Chlo-eeeee" which would be great because the sound would carry a long way like "coo-eee".
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  4. kassidybc Experienced Member

    Good idea!
  5. charmedwolf Moderator

    Like Running_dog, I tend to use the dog's name and length it. "Kraayyy-tooes" or just simply "Dogs!". You could have your dog recall to pickle for all they care as long as your consistent. When I was assisting in puppy classes we had someone with the recall word "Yahoo!", another was "To me!", another was "Accio!". My personal favorite was "Oh, S***!"....Well we did say to pick something that you would remember in an emergency.

    For competition, however I use the phonetic letter for each dog. So recall word for Kratos is "Bravo", Jinx is "Charlie" and Isis is "Delta". Next puppy will be "Echo"
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  6. 648117 Honored Member

    I'm curious about the use of phonetic letters. Why have you chosen to do this?

    In competition with Holly I use "front" (or sometimes "Holly, front" which is what our trainer prefers) for a straight forward "special beginner" or "novice" recall (eg, sit dog, walk away, turn to face dog, dog recalls to sit in front of you, finish).
    For "Test A" (recall into heel while walking away from dog) I put my left hand up and say "Hol-ly" (in some what of a sing-song voice I guess - the hand movement will disappear eventually).

    Lewis will be/is the same but with his name replacing Holly's.

    At the park I usually don't have to call them at all (they know when I want them, usually I just get their leash's out of my pocket, Lewis usually doesn't go far anyway), or their names ("Holly", "Lewis") or I add a "come" (eg, "Holly come"). I guess I'm not too consistent with the informal recalls :whistle:

    So why are you using something completely different for your obedience recalls? is it just to create a complete seperation from informal recalls or am I over looking something?
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  7. charmedwolf Moderator


    In obedience , I don't use the dog's name. It's just something that I've continued over from Conformation where it's frowned upon so that's was out. I used to use "Come" but when I had Moose recall to someone else's command twice I decided to change it.

    But outside the ring, it's mostly just a separation of informal and formal.
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